|Double thickness book cases.|
Since I have had a schoolroom dedicated solely to homeschooling in the past that became a catch all and just a place where we were isolated from the living life of our home, it wasn't long before we got back into the family room/kitchen/dinning rooms of our home~sometimes all at once, but having figured out what works for us is such a blessing.
|Messy bookcases=LIFE! lol!!|
HOW DO YOU SPELL RELIEF??
NO...it's not... (okaaaaay, maybe it is...LOL)
Spell: B O O K C A S E S!
And hub began working on his design~yes, you can copy it if you desire!
In these pics it looks like a normal bookcase. DESIGNED this way~all but that it is double thickness!
What he did was built five cases in essence with two as wide as the three in front. The heights are identical (almost to the ceiling), but there is trim that covers a slide mechanism so that the front cases move left and right so that the back cases are accessible. The depth is standard for books/notebooks and the heights are adjustable. What you can't see also is a track that he's affixed to the floor of heavy plywood that heavy-duty casters roll on either side left to right but doesn't allow front to back movement. The top slide mechanism is a piece to prevent moving front to back which would be disaster in all those books hitting the ground and ME! He used some trim, but for the most part they are pretty plain.
You will notice that I have knots in my wood which goes with what I like. Yours don't have to be this way as you can construct them from whatever you like. He did use some maple for the trim. I liked the dark stain, but I have other cabinets he's built that are natural and some that will be painted. It's a toss up with me, so the beauty is you can have it the way you like to fit your home!
I am sorry it's so messy, but this is HOW we live~wish I was a queen of clean, but...I can leave you with a quote from my mother which is MY OWN motto~ LOL...
I'm not a housekeeper; I'm a decorator!
Sooo true! And today it's questionable on the latter LOL!
Hope you find a help and use from hub's design. I'm loving it!